I have been wanting this tattoo for a long time. I had a little home-done starfish on my ankle and at some point I decided I wanted to upgrade to a nicer version. My idea was to have the starfish piled up like a big stack of pancakes so I asked my good friend Jane Kim (who is a scientific illustrator) to design it in the style of an antique engraving, and I went to my favorite tattoo artist, Jen Lee (who has done my last two tattoos), for the final product. I couldn't be more thrilled with the way it came out!
in progress- you can still see my old tattoo at the bottom
some of Jen's drawings at the tattoo shop- I love the way they look all together